Therapy Services

Participating in therapy can be a tremendously rewarding experience. It can lead to a better understanding of your personal goals, values and motivations, improved interpersonal relationships, and resolution of the specific concerns that led you to seek therapy.

I strive to maintain a calm, soothing environment where together, we can work to find answers to your questions. My style is such that we are both active in this exploration. Through asking questions, making suggestions and offering interpretations, I work to assist you to get to the root of the issue and identify ways to resolve it.

Potential Topics

What we talk about is ultimately up to you. It will depend on your life events and what you would like to accomplish in therapy. However, some possible topics include:
  • Relationships
  • Communication Difficulties
  • Difficulties with Sexual Arousal or Orgasm
  • Differences in Sexual Desire
  • Gender/Sex Orientation or Identity
  • Sadness/Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Issues Related to Pregnancy/Postpartum
  • Parenting or caregiving
  • Work Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Life Transitions
  • Grief/Loss
  • Past Traumas

Potential Benefits

Some of the benefits that my clients have experienced:

  • Improved communication¬†
  • Greater appreciation for partner/s
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Increased comfort with gender/sex or sexuality
  • Greater emotional and physical pleasure in sexual relationships
  • Decrease in depression or anxiety
  • Greater understanding of your needs, motivations and desires
  • Easier transition to new job/career
  • Letting go of a past love
  • Moving on after divorce

About Sex Therapy

Sex is an important part of any close, intimate relationship. Yet all too often we have grown up with misinformation and shaming messages about sex and sexuality. This can lead to feelings of intense anger, anxiety, guilt, and embarrassment about our sexuality. Sexual difficulties in a relationship can exist on their own or stem from conflicts between partners. In either case, it is critical to be able to communicate your feelings and desires to your partner in an environment that is open, relaxed, non-judgmental and sex-positive.

Using psychodynamic talk therapy, education, homework assignments, mindfulness, and cognitive-behavioral techniques, I work with you to explore your feelings and develop the self-confidence and communication skills to create a more pleasurable sexual relationship with your partner/s. This may be done with your partner/s and/or individually, depending on the issues presented and the interventions that are deemed appropriate at the time.

I work with those who are LGBQA+, intersex, gender expressive and transgender, monogamous and nonmonogamous, and kinky.

While intimate subject matter will be explored, professional therapy never includes any nudity, touch, or sexual contact. All interventions are exclusively talk-based.